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Old 10-09-2019, 09:59 AM
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transfer case skid pan

putting new t-fer case lowering blocks on my skidpan, was part of a 3.5" lift kit

the stock specs for the torque on the skid pan to frame bolts is 55 ft-lbs

kit wants 75/80 ft-lbs with new longer bolts, they are 12mm grade10.9

concerned that the threaded frame inserts aren't good for an additional 20-25 ft-lbs

has anyone had any issues torqueing these up w/o stripping them out ?

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I would not go that high for the reason you mentioned.
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I'd stick with OEM specs. they generally know more than most aftermarket companies. but it never hurts to check after a week of driving
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There are six bolts with a lot of thread on them. It would take a lot for them to loosen up to the point where you would notice. Even if all six became loose, you would probably notice some squeaking, clanking or chattering before there was any danger of it falling off. You would most likely catch it before things got that bad anyway.

I would go OEM specs and see how they hold up. Should be good with that setting.
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You could call the manufacturer and ask why they recommend more pre-load than the factory. they might have a good reason, then again they might not have a clue.
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You could call the manufacturer and ask why they recommend more pre-load than the factory. they might have a good reason, then again they might not have a clue.
yea ,,, did that.....no clue
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Probably because "more is better" lol.
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they probably threw out a canned torque value for that particular size and thread pitch of fastener without paying any mind to what it threads into. I'd go with the OEM torque. I even put anti-seize on mine to try to prevent those nutserts ever seizing and spinning on me the next time.

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